Monthly Archives: November 2010

While I’m at the Miami Book Fair International, I’m also hanging out over at Elizabeth Mueller’s place. I won a contest a while back and part of my prize was a drawing of one of my characters by the very talented Elizabeth. She drew me this beauty: Isn’t she beautiful??? If you’ve read Promise, you might know what she is, though she doesn’t really appear in the book. What is she? Find out here.


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I just have to say I’m jealous of all you who get to see Part 1 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows this weekend. I’m at the Miami Book Fair, having all kinds of fun, and the theater show times just don’t work for us to get to see it. Waaahhhh!!!! It’s the first time I haven’t seen the movie opening weekend. It’s the first time since Prisoner of Azkaban, I think, that we haven’t gone to the midnight showing. And, saddest of all, it’s the first time I won’t get to see it with my kids. Because I’m … Continue reading


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Next week is Thanksgiving! I love turkey day! I love having a reason to gather with family, cook and pig out until our bellies look like ticks. And I especially love that we get to do it all without the added pressure of shopping and gift giving. Of course, I love Christmas, too. It is my favorite holiday, but Thanksgiving is a very, very close second. Since this is the last Friday before we gorge, here are 5 writing-relevant things I’m grateful for: The blessings of the stories that have been given to me. The talent to put those stories … Continue reading


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Today we head out to the Miami Book Fair International, which doesn’t start until tomorrow, but we have to check in today. It’s a 3-day street fair, open to the public. Lots of authors, publishers and booksellers AND readers! My favorite kind of people. 🙂 Oh, and LOADS of books!!! It’s supposed to be a big one with tons of traffic. I hope so! I also hope we’re appropriately prepared. I guess the worse thing that can happen is we sell out of books and we have to ship some. Not a bad problem at all. Confirmed authors include Ellen … Continue reading


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So, the other day I was complaining about never being done, even when you think you are. Typos pop up out of nowhere. Words lose their italics or get italicized when they’re not supposed to be. Someone bends over at the “waste”…um, yeah, that happened, even after several rounds of revisions. Then a funny thing happened. Not “haha” but more like, “a-ha.” After I made that post, I added excerpts to the Purpose website. And because Word adds in all kinds of bogus HTML (if anyone can tell me how to avoid that, I’d love you forever!!), I had to … Continue reading


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